Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
i'm that girl holding a coffee that you're looking at when you're
out walking your dog on sunday morning in your charming
neighborhood and i'm looking at you too but neither one of us knows
quite what to say to start the conversation. yeah, that one. should
we have an icebreaker code word?
i recently read that this sense is encapsulated in the word
'Mamihlapinatapei,' a Yagan word (an indigenous language of Tierra
del Fuego) meaning the wordless yet meaningful look shared by two
people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to
start. maybe that's the code word. if I can figure out how to
i seem to have made a life out of doing things that people tell me
i'm not supposed to be able to do, it wasn't on purpose but if you
have a sense of humor about yourself, it works to walk the line. i
like that it keeps me highly optimistic and yet equally irreverent.
like a soft dreamy rebel. i'm independent and easy-going and can't
stand drama queens but am passionate about my interests and
generous with my affection for people and ideas. british by nature
but californian by nurture, my two passports keep me on a search
for international adventure, design oddities, and with a
perspective of humility and fascination. i'm not immune to
debauchery and indulging in varying forms of carnal pleasures but i
like to think of myself as relatively together.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
professionally - 1 part robots, 1 part algae, 1 part fashion, dash
of installation art blended smoothly into a design paste. i feel
lucky that i'm able to work, teach, and research in an idyllic
state where art, design, science, and technology mingle and where
work and life all roll into one joyful endeavor.
i keep work balanced with keeping fit (running, yoga, volleyball,
surfing), and keeping up (with friends, family, culture and the
state of the world). this all makes me sound really busy which i
can be but i'm actually the opposite of a workaholic, i'm really
good at relaxing. sometimes, there really is nothing better than
chilling the f. out on the beach for an afternoon of sexy blissful
nothingness. in down time, i can teach you how to weld steel and i
have good insect stories from 6 different continents.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my hair. when i traveled through africa, people sometimes asked to
pet it like an exotic animal. it also makes an excellent impromptu
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
book: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
(biography of artist Robert Irwin)
hands down, best book for inspiration
i'm an artistic and free-thinking individual with tastes to reflect
that, but beyond that, this section always seems like a coolness
competition and i hate the idea of accidentally triggering
someone's traumatic memories of a bad middle school dance with a
random 80s reference that incites judgement. although if somebody
would actually just write justin bieber in this section, i think
i'd have to message them for their cojones.
if this section asked about 'design, art, architecture, and
fashion' instead, i'd be pointedly opinionated.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my two passports
i'm leaving one spot open for something i didn't know i needed yet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
getting a pet turtle which I'd name Logo, and an American Eskimo
dog which I'd name Swiffer
why most guys don't understand the power of style and taste. small
simple things mean the world in terms of attraction.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
in the roof farm of my studio in brooklyn having a beer with my
friends and cohorts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I live in the future, the part that isn't evenly distributed yet.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you're a rebel with a cause.
you ooze self-awareness, subtlety and style.
you tend to elicit words like 'unique,' 'bojuberous' and
'can't-believe-that-foxy-lad-is-so-f'ing-brilliant' (and know how
to turn that into one word in german)
you have a big heart but veins that pulse with a mild cynicism
you're humble because you can be.
you're not afraid to be kind.
you can deinstall my air conditioner before winter's onset.
(i'm also a sucker for tall with great hair)
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